East London

Bywaters (Leyton) Ltd

Description

Provides on and off-site recycling services to the business community of paper, cardboard, cans, glass, plastic, wood, metal, hazardous waste, batteries, electronics, and much more. Bywaters provide a number of dedicated recycling schemes which include: The Tube Station scheme for the recycling of fluorescent tubes; the Bycycler which consists of indoor containers and desktop trays for the collection of office recyclables; the Goldcart scheme which are external containers for the recycling of paper and cardboard; and the Recup scheme for the recycling of plastic cups. Read more »

Location

Lea Riverside,
Twelvetrees Crescent, Bow,
London E3 3JG
United Kingdom

The Grocery

Description

The Grocery sells organic, fresh and whole foods, household goods and all your favourite everyday brands. The range includes: bread, meat, fish, dairy, vegetables, fruit, wholefoods, household, pets, natural remedies, baby products, news, alcohol and tobacco. We offer a mix of 70% organic and whole foods and 30% standard produce. Read more »

Location

45-56 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch,
London E2 8DP
United Kingdom

St. Margaret's House

Description

There’s so much going on at St. Margaret’s House that people often don’t realise all of what’s available. Here are some ways for you to get involved:

A Diverse Programme of Cultural Events
There’s always something interesting to see or do at St. Margaret’s House. We host a wide variety of events throughout the year, including regular art exhibitions, film screenings, music gigs, spoken word nights, and comedy performances as well as special one-off festivals. Check out our event listings to find out what’s going on this month. Read more »

Location

21 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green,
London E2 9PL
United Kingdom

Gallery Café at St. Margaret's House

Description

Offers a selection of vegan and vegetarian food, an exciting program of live events, and a new art exhibition from an up-and-coming artist every month. The Gallery Cafe is a cosy sanctuary during the winter months, and comes alive in the summer with its sun trap terrace and garden, making it a great spot to enjoy all year round. Read more »

Location

St. Margaret's House Settlement,
21 Old Ford Road,
London E2 9PL
United Kingdom

The Five Points Brewing Company

Description

The Five Points Brewing Company is an independent brewery based in a Victorian railway arch underneath Hackney Downs Station near the five-way junction we take our name from. We brew flavoursome and distinctive craft beers for East London as well as further afield. We strive to be a socially-conscious employer by sourcing our electricity through renewable resources, and contributing 5% of our profits back to the local community.

The Five Points is also the first brewery in the UK to be a certified Living Wage employer.

Location

3 Institute Place, Hackney,
London E8 1JE
United Kingdom

Stepney City Farm

Description

We are a working farm in Tower Hamlets; one of the most deprived and densely-populated boroughs in England. We use sustainable agricultural practice to produce safe and healthy food and other products.

We operate particularly for those who by virtue of youth, age, disability, financial hardship or social circumstance can especially benefit. We aim to strengthen our community by addressing existing social divisions. Read more »

Location

Stepney Way,
London E1 3DG
United Kingdom

Stepney City Farm Café

Description

Whether you want to relax over coffee and cake, have lunch with friends and family or need a quiet corner to work in, our farm café is the perfect retreat from London’s buzzing streets.

Voted Best Eatery in the Urban Food Awards, we pride ourselves on providing beautiful, seasonal plates of food inspired by the fruit and vegetables growing on the Farm.

During the week there are light breakfasts and lunches, on Saturday there is a takeaway menu to compliment the farmers' Market and on Sunday we have our special brunch service.

Location

Stepney Way,
London E1 3DG
United Kingdom

Stepney City Farm - Farm Shop

Description

The Farm Shop is open Tuesday-Sunday selling eggs from our chickens, ducks, geese and quails, seasonal fruit, herbs and vegetables grown on the farm and delicious foods made by local suppliers, such as chutneys by Newton & Pott and teas from Joe’s Tea Co.

Farm reared meat is on sale occasionally, usually in November though we will have some Tamworth pork available in early summer 2015.

Location

Stepney Way,
London E1 3DG
United Kingdom

Sustainable Fish Cities

Description

Sustainable Fish Cities is a campaign by Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming.

The campaign aims to get restaurants, business, schools, hospitals, care homes, prisons, staff canteens and any other places serving fish outside the home to sell only demonstrably sustainable fish. We ask that they:

  1. Avoid the worst (avoid species rated as 5 by the Marine Conservation Society, or endangered species such as eel)
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Location

Sustain,
Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street,
London EC2A 4LT
United Kingdom

The Roasting Shed

Description

The Roasting Shed is a small batch coffee roastery based in Clapton, East London.

We hand-roast speciality coffee beans carefully selected from farmers around the world.

The Roasting Shed philosophy is simple: uncompromising quality. Our beans have been specifically chosen for their superior flavour and quality, and are sourced from ethical green bean importers, working directly with farms and cooperatives who strive continuously for a superior quality product. Read more »

Location

74 Ashenden Road, Lower Clapton,
London E5 0DT
United Kingdom
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